Flight diverted to Austin Straubel skids off runway, no injuries reported

Flight diverted to Austin Straubel skids off runway, no injuries reported

Flight diverted to Austin Straubel skids off runway, no injuries reported

A plane headed for MSP International Airport was forced to make an emergency landing in Green Bay and slid off the runway early Friday morning, passengers said.

Flight 878 originated in Houston, Texas and was carrying 180 passengers and seven crew members. There were no reports of injuries.

'When the plane landed, the pilot hit the brakes in full reverse, and it got really bumpy.' DeSimio says that is when he realized something went wrong. Luckily no injuries were reported and everyone safely exited using a portable set of stairs.

After circling Minneapolis multiple times, the plane was diverted to Green Bay to attempt a landing.

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Henderson told the TV station the plane originally was supposed to land in Minneapolis about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. "And then all of a sudden bumpety bump and we're now sitting off in the weeds at the end of the runway".

Severe weather caused the flight to be diverted to Madison, Wisc. It was apparently diverted to GRB because of bad weather.

'We are in contact with all customers and are providing alternate transportation options including flights and buses, ' the airline said in a statement.

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